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Times Turkey Trot hits the streets Thanksgiving morning

Clearwater

Turkey Trot Hits the streets this Morning

Thousands of runners and walkers will start Thanksgiving on the move today in the 31st annual Times Turkey Trot. The event drew 15,000 participants last year and had 10,000 preregistered for this year's event early this week. Activities start at 7 a.m. with the Wingding 5K and continue with the Fun Run 5K at 7:30 a.m., the Gobbler 1 Mile at 8:30 a.m. and the Trot 10K at 8:45 a.m. Race-day registration begins at 6 a.m.

Party benefits veterans group

Local veterans will be manning the drink booths at the "Fourth Friday" evening street party in downtown Clearwater. The Clearwater Veterans Alliance will be the benefiting charity from proceeds of beer and wine sales. The free event will feature a tribute to the Blues Brothers performed by a duo called the "Official Blues Brothers of the Chicago Bears Football Club." Festivities run from 5:30 to 10 p.m. in the 500 and 600 blocks of Cleveland Street. Also performing will be the Mainstream Band with Kirstin Joyner.

Spruce up to aid marine research

SCUBAnauts International will sell Christmas trees ranging in size from tabletop height to 10 feet, wreaths, door knockers and an assortment of holiday decorations starting at 9 a.m. Friday in front of Office Depot at 529 S Belcher Road. Hours of operation will be 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends. The sale ends Dec. 19. SCUBAnauts International is a nonprofit organization with a mission to guide young men and women, ages 12 through 18, into the marine sciences through underwater marine research activities. Money raised will be used for scientific diving projects. For more information, call (727) 420-7136.

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH

Cadet Chorus will perform at Calvary

The Cadet Chorus of Admiral Farragut Academy will perform at 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St., Indian Rocks Beach. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.calvaryirb.org or call (727) 595-2374.

Times Turkey Trot hits the streets Thanksgiving morning 11/25/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 6:21pm]
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